• Embroidered postcard from Marvin Ragsdale to Edline Fly

    World War I era postcard embroidered in silk with a partially unfurled American flag. Below in gold is "Long May It Wave." On the backside is a handwritten message from Marvin Ragsdale to his grandmot…

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  • Medal for Pilgrimage of Mothers and Widows

    This bronze colored medal features a central five pointed star surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves and laurel and surmounted flags and the Great Seal. The suspension is blue, white and red vertical s…

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  • Clip of .30-06 ammunition

    This clip of .30-06 caliber ammunition belonged to Cpl. Roy R. Stephens, Co. H, 5th Inf. Regt. Cpl. Stephens, was part of the American Army of Occupation of the Rhineland immediately after the armisti…

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  • Discharge certificate of Pvt. Jeff Glynn Montgomery

    This is a United States Marine Corps Discharge Certificate for Pvt. Jeff Glynn Montgomery. He enlisted on October 21, 1918 at Memphis, Tennessee and reported to Parris Island, South Carolina on Octobe…

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  • US gas mask bag and mask

    This is a typical US issued gas mask and gas mask bag. With the introduction of gas warfare in 1915, the armies of the world required protection against the poisionous vapors. The American gas mask wa…

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  • Red Cross apron of Minter Jones Somerville

    Minter Jones Somerville wore this apron when she served with the Red Cross during World War I. She was married to Dr. William Glassell, a psychatrist who served with the A.E.F.

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  • Olive green wool puttees

    This pair of puttees are made of dark olive green knit wool. They are in excellent condition. Puttees were wrapped around lower legs to protect from mud and water. This pair belonged to Albert S. Brid…

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  • World War I Victory Medal

    World War I Victory Medal of Pvt. Floyd Johnson, Btry E, 115th FA, 30th Div. with bars indicating engagements and campaigns in which he was involved. Johnson enlisted in Jackson, Tennessee in 1917 and…

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  • Collapsible drinking cup

    This civilian purchase stainless steel collapsible cup with an embossed American shield design on the cover contains a note inside "Dad carried WWI." The cup was used by Pvt. Jesse Norris of Blount Co…

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  • Award of Insurance

    This is a preprinted form letter "Award To Beneficary" with "Frank McClellan Ring," "$10,000," "fifty-seven and 50/100 Dollars" "10th day of Oct. 1918 to the 10th day of October 1938," entered in the…

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  • Model 1917 US Bayonet, inscribed 30th Division

    The blade of this Model 1917 US Bayonet professionally etched "30th Infantry Division (Old Hickory) Army of the United States of America/ (XXX)/"E Pluribus Unum"-France 1917." The 30th Division was co…

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  • Private purchase money belt

    This money belt is made of green cotton canvas with brown cotton binding. It consists of one large envelope-like pocket flanked by two smaller pockets. Belonged to Albert S. Bridges, 329th Inf. Regt.…

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  • "Where Do We Go From Here?" booklet for returning American WWI soldiers

    A practical guide to reentering civilian life ("This is the real dope"), published by the War Camp Community Service. Addressing such issues as "When am I Going to be Discharged?", this orientation bo…

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  • Model 1917 American steel helmet

    Worn by Pvt. Jesse Norris, possibly of Blount County, Tennessee., this is the standard issue American helmet of World War I. It retains its leather chin strap, however the liner/suspension is missing…

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  • Capt. Walter Chandler's WWI journal

    A clothbound WWI journal owned by Capt. Walter Chandler of the 114th FA. 30th Div., later a Shelby County congressman and mayor of Memphis. Several of the pages have entries. Entries include Col. Luke…

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  • Model 1910 cotton uniform tunic belonging to Albert S. Bridges

    This uniform tunic has the following applied insignia" on the upper left sleeve, a point up chevron, indicating honorable discharge; on the lower left sleeve two downward pointing gold bullion chevron…

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  • Registration certificate and pension card of Lawrence Ray Estep

    Registration certificate and pension card of Lawrence Ray Estep of Giles County, Tennessee. Estep served in Recruit Co. 20, 5th Training Battn., 156th Depot Brig. at Camp Jackson, South Carolina. He r…

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  • Framed image of "The Ship That Brought Me Home"

    Print of the S.S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria (named for Empress Augusta Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm's wife), the "ship that brought me home." Built by the Hamburg America Line in 1905, she was at the time…

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  • Dog tags of Pvt. Robert William Scollon

    These dog tags belonged to Pvt. R.W. (Robert William) Scollon, Co. B, 15th U.S. Engineer Regt. One of the tags is is a disc, per regulations, and the second one is square. When two tags became require…

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  • Magazine pouch for Colt Model 1911

    This small pouch held two magazines of .45 caliber ammuntion of the Model 1911 Colt Automatic Pistol, the standard side arm of the United States military in World War I. This pouch belonged to Cpl. Ro…

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